This Summer, many Children’s events, and a few teen and adult events, will require registration through an online event ticketing system. Call (314) 821-5770, option 4 for more information.

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Chess Classes

Learn to play chess. Family Chess or Chess for Kids. Sign up required.

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Family Arts & Crafts

Family Fun! A different project each week. Registration Required.

Thursday, June 22, 2 PM

CANCELLED - Chalk Riot

Chalk some art on the library sidewalk.

Cancelled June 23, to be held again June 30th.


Family Book Club

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan. Book discussion for grades 6-8 and family.

Monday, June 26, 7 PM

Stellar Stories Legends & Lore

Stargaze and hear constellation legends from St. Louis Science Center. Registration Required. Event held at the Kirkwood Community Center.

Friday, July 21, 7 PM

Resources for Children

WorldBook Online

Reading Buddies

Children grades 1-4 sign up for one-on-one reading time. Sign up by May 30.

WorldBook Online

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For children birth to entering Kindergarten.  Sign up, read & win prizes.

WorldBook Online

WorldBook Online

Access WorldBook online and follow the “Kids” link to access encyclopedia resources for youth, including activities, pictures, videos and more.

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

OverDrive Kids Reading Room

Access OverDrive’s collection of materials for youth through the Kids Reading Room.



Enjoy hundreds of books, videos and read-alongs from multiple genres of children’s literature.

Book Club Kits

Each Juvenile Book Club Kit contains multiple copies of a book for hosting your own book club.

Early Literacy iPad Kits

Each iPad Kit contains one iPad loaded with educational games.

Family Kits

Each Family Kit is themed and contains reading materials and movies for all ages.

Preschool Learning Kits

Each Preschool Learning Kit contains books, movies, music and activities designed for preschool age children.

Baby Kits

Each Baby Time Kit contains books and activities designed for children birth to 24 months as well as a parenting book.

Need a Good Book

Fill out our Need a Good Book form to receive a list of recommended books.

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Upcoming Children's Events

1:45 PM Reading Buddies: 1st Session
Reading Buddies: 1st Session
Jun 26 @ 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM
Children grades 1-4 sign up for one-on-one reading time. Sign up by May 30. Loading…
2:45 PM Reading Buddies: 2nd Session
Reading Buddies: 2nd Session
Jun 26 @ 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Children grades 1-4 sign up for one-on-one reading time. Sign up by May 30. Loading…
7:00 PM Family Book Club
Family Book Club
Jun 26 @ 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Come join us for Family Book Club. This month we’re discussing Echo by Pam Munnoz. For grades 6-8 and parents. Books available at the library for check out.
10:00 AM Storytime
Jun 27 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Storytime – Join us for stories, songs & crafts that encourage the development of early literacy skills.
7:00 PM Family Chess
Family Chess
Jun 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Learn to play Chess. Taught by Brian Jerauld, chess coach and teacher. Tuesdays, 7-8 pm (exception: Wednesday, July 5) June 20, 27 | July 5, 11, 18, 25 | August 1 One family registration is good for all listed[...]